Patricia Wentworth





Patricia Wentworth

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born
in Mussorie, Uttarakhand, India
November 10, 1878

died
January 28, 1961

gender
female

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About this author

Patricia Wentworth--born Dora Amy Elles--was a British crime fiction writer.

She was educated privately and at Blackheath High School in London. After the death of her first husband, George F. Dillon, in 1906, she settled in Camberley, Surrey. She married George Oliver Turnbull in 1920 and they had one daughter.

She wrote a series of 32 classic-style whodunnits featuring Miss Silver, the first of which was published in 1928, and the last in 1961, the year of her death.

Miss Silver, a retired governess-turned private detective, is sometimes compared to Jane Marple, the elderly detective created by Agatha Christie. She works closely with Scotland Yard, especially Inspector Frank Abbott and is fond of quoting the poet Tennyson.

Wentworth also wr
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Average rating: 3.81 · 11,432 ratings · 696 reviews · 91 distinct works · Similar authors
Grey Mask (Miss Silver, #1)
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,537 ratings — published 1928 — 23 editions
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Miss Silver Comes to Stay (...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 623 ratings — published 1949 — 20 editions
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The Case Is Closed (Miss Si...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 632 ratings — published 1937 — 16 editions
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Poison in the Pen (Miss Sil...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 1955 — 24 editions
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The Catherine Wheel (Miss S...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 1949 — 17 editions
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The Chinese Shawl (Miss Sil...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 1943 — 21 editions
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The Clock Strikes Twelve (M...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 403 ratings — published 1944 — 25 editions
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She Came Back (Miss Silver,...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 1945 — 28 editions
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Lonesome Road (Miss Silver,...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 1939 — 20 editions
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The Benevent Treasure (Miss...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 1939 — 21 editions
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“Henry, for heaven's sake! You can't propose when I'm fainting!”
Patricia Wentworth, Miss Silver Comes to Stay

“Her name is Maud Silver. Louisa says she has solved many difficult cases besides being an extremely expert knitter.”
Patricia Wentworth, The Benevent Treasure

“The fact is, for most of us, what happens to ourselves is so much more important than what happens to other people that the smallest mote in our own eye will prevent us from being unduly harrowed by someone else's beam.”
Patricia Wentworth, Eternity Ring

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